5 days in Australia Itinerary

5 days in Australia Itinerary

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5 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Gold Coast
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
3
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Sydney

2
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, shopping, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, and trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Sydney driving holiday planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Sydney. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

1
night
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea World Theme Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Burleigh Heads Beach.

Start your trip to Gold Coast by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can fly from Sydney to Gold Coast in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach

1
night
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, then enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Melbourne online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Melbourne takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Gold Coast in December, Melbourne is little chillier at night with lows of 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Eureka Skydeck ©
Eureka Skydeck

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